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Peavey 6505 Guitar Amplifier Head (120 Watts)

Based on the classic 5150 head, Peavey's 6505 is one of rock's most reliable guitar amplifiers. For that crushing all-tube tone, it's tough to beat the 6505! (28) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The all-tube, two-channel Peavey 6505 guitar amp head pumps 120 watts, forging tone that's ready to rock the stage. With five 12AX7 preamp tubes and four 6L6GC power amp tubes, this head will give you plenty of color and drive to turn your guitar into a force that'll wreak some serious sonic havoc. This head is based on the renowned 5150 series amps that have torn up the rock, metal, and shredder scenes over the decades, so you can be certain that with the 6505 you'll be rocking a head that knows how to push hard.

Tame the 6505's Monstrous Tone with Easy-to-Use Controls

On the front panel of your 6505, you'll find all the controls you need to get the most of your 120 watts. You won't find any unnecessary buttons, knobs or switches. You have pre-gain and post-gain controls for your lead and your rhythm channels to give you more freedom to play with how your tone breaks up. Three-band EQ dials give you the means to shape an array of driving sounds. The universal resonance control will boost your lower frequencies, and the overall presence knob will help your tone cut through, or roll back to mellow out your sound.

Based on a Legend

Peavey's infamous 5150 is the amp often associated with Eddie Van Halen's tone and style -- noted specifically for its high-gain output and all-valve sound. Your Peavey 6505 is based on the 5150 series, and its 120 watts are more than enough to punch out a powerful sound. With the 6505's high and normal gain inputs, you can harness just the right amount of distortion you're looking for.

120 Watts of Powerful Tube Sound

You'll feel the power this head thrusts out when you push your 12AX7 and 6L6GC tubes to the max. Dialing it back a bit will still give you a colorful tone with an ample presence, but if you need the power, you'll never be short of it. Your 6505 comes with a footswitch, and you have the option to take advantage of the post-EQ effects loop to incorporate your pedals. Pro tip: you might not need that distortion pedal anymore when you're plugged into a cranked-up Peavey 6505.

Features:

- Rhythm and lead channel
- Three-band EQ, presence, and resonance controls
- Pre and post gain controls for both channels
- Five 12AX7 and four 6L6GC tubes
- Preamp output
- High and normal gain inputs
- 120 watts for switchable 16, 8, or 4 ohms settings
- Two TS outputs
- Post EQ effects loop
- Footswitch included

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- Output (RMS): 120 watts
- Ohms: 4, 8 or 16 ohms (switchable)
- Preamp tubes: Five 12AX7
- Power amp tubes: Four 6L6GC
- Resonance: Yes
- Presence: Yes
- Channels: Lead and Rhythm
- Footswitch (included): Yes
- EQ/Voicing: Yes
- Effects Loop: Yes
- Weight (unpacked): 48.3 lbs.
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 9.75" x 26.5" x 11.13"
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 55 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 29 x 15 x 13 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 877-732-8391

Product Description

Peavey proudly introduces the Peavey 6505 amplifier head, named in celebration of Peavey's first 40 years, 1965 to 2005. The Peavey 6505 is also the relaunch of the 5150 Series, the immensely popular amplifiers Peavey designed with Edward Van Halen.

The Peavey 6505 head features five 12AX7 preamp tubes and four 6L6GC power amp tubes, with presence and resonance controls and three-band EQ for taming their notorious tone.

While known as the 5150, these amps became the undisputed go-to guitar amps for scores of rock, hardcore and metal bands due to their raw tone, relentless power and road-proven reliability. The Peavey 6505 is still the unquestionable choice for an ever-expanding list of endorsers, including 3 Doors Down, Ted Nugent, Atreyu, Steve Morse, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Visqueen, God Forbid, HIMSA, Darkest Hour, Sworn Enemy, Unearth and many more.

Features

- 120 watts (rms) into 16, 8, or 4 ohms (switchable)
- Five 12AX7 preamp tubes and four 6L6GC power amp tubes
- High and low gain inputs
- 2-channel preamp switchable on front panel or remote footswitch
- Rhythm channel: pre-/post-gain, bright and crunch switches
- Lead channel: pre-/post-gain
- Channels share 3-band EQ
- Presence and resonance controls
- Switchable post-EQ effects loop
- Preamp output
- Footswitch included
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (28 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Lots of fun to use."
Sound: The distortion is really thick and easy to dial in. The clean channel is usable but obviously not a Fender-type circuit. Feature: Footswitch included, it has knobs, it's black. WTF more do you want. Ease of Use: Doesn't get much easier than this. Quality: American made, everyone knows these are unbreakable. Value: I felt that it sounded much clearer than the Single and Triple rectifiers I AB'd it with. Manufacturer Support: Never dealt with Peavey customer support, I've owned a Valveking and currently a 6505 and since neither have ever malfunctioned I rated this as 10. The Wow Factor: Been wanting this since I started playing guitar. I've heard that they wire parts of the circuit with fibers from Eddie Van Halen's back hair to give it extra fancy tone. Overall: Everyone knows this is the go to amp for Metal and Rock.
Style of Music: metal
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Sound: This amp is a very ballsy amplifier. You can get everything from a jazz fusion to crushing death metal distortion. Really the only thing it is lacking is a reverb. Stompbox distortions aren't even needed with this head. Even though with EMG Active pickups it sounds a little thin. Then a Metal Zone, or a Preamp Overdrive used as a gain boost would add definite body to the sound. And compared to other heads, mesa, carvin, and others similiar. It isn't near as fizzy, all it has to offer is pure aggressive tone. I am in a melodic Death metal band. and it definitely can work with nearly every playing style. A great head for every guitarist. :) Feature: There isn't too many features, but thats what i like about it. This amp makes you work with it. I have always had a real stripped down and simple set up. Im a tone guy, I freak if it isn't clear. And i think the simple equalization setup is a bonus. :) The effects loop works great also. Ease of Use: By it being a fairly simple setup, it is quite possibly the easiest head to use that i have ever jammed on. Its not like a V3 (having somewhere between 21, and 23 knobs to get in your way and confuse you.) It simply has what you need. Quality: Quite possibly one of the best things about the 6505, is the road proven reliability. It has a very solid and sturdy construction. Built for the road, and works more than perfect in any studio situation. Value: It really isn't too much, yeah a grand is alot. But for an amp head that you can make last years and years, why wouldn't it be worth it? Manufacturer Support: The company worked with us just fine. I'd say they actually care about you being satisfied with their product. The Wow Factor: I have wanted the 6505 since i started playing the guitar. It doesn't look all prestine and insane like an engl or a carvin V3. But it is plain better. Overall: This head has helped me in the studio, live, and just writing music. I was very satisfied with it, and i have no need to buy another head in the near future.
Style of Music: Progressive, Death Metal
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